My husband and I fly to Turkey next week. We will have 8 days in country, and plan to spend the first three in Instanbul, then would like to venture out. We are interested in Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, etc....
Could someone please recommend the places we should see, and estimated travel time (by car)? Also, should we plan to fly back to Istanbul to save the travel time? How far do you think we could get down the coast?
Any hotel recommendations would also be appreciated. Middle of the road--we'd like to stay away from the bare bones places, but also are not interested in luxury places.
I would love to hire a car & driver for the 5 days of traveling. Can anyone recommend a person? Someone with email would be preferred, but if not, I can call when we get to Instanbul.
Thanks so much. I am looking forward to our trip!